The student’s goal is successful completion of the year’s study and graduation from the program. Students in the 3+1 program receive a B.S. degree from the affiliate university or college. The hospital presents an inscribed certificate and the school pin to each graduate at an appropriate ceremony.

Upon successful completion of the course of study, all students are eligible for certification by a national certification agency, such as ASCP. Information regarding this agency will be provided by the program coordinator. While a student, one is highly encouraged to become an active member of a professional organization for medical laboratory scientists.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive the required number of hours to fulfill the baccalaureate degree requirements at the university or college. The number of hours transferred to the university or college is as follows:

Auburn University 22 hours
Blue Mountain College 32 hours
Mississippi State University 30 hours
University of Mississippi 33 hours


The Medical Laboratory Science Program at North Mississippi Medical Center is associated with several colleges and universities which grant a Bachelor of Science degree after the completion of the 12-month program of technical training. North Mississippi Medical Center is affiliated with the following institutions:

Auburn University
College of Sciences and Mathematics
Auburn, AL 36849
Kathryn West, M.S.
Medical Technology Advisor
Blue Mountain College
Department of Science
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
Dr. Johnny Mattox
Medical Technology Advisor
Mississippi State University
Drawer GY
Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Mary Celeste Reese, MS
Medical Technology Advisor
University of Mississippi
Health Profession Advising Office
105 LaBauve
University, MS 38677

Kelli E. Hutchens, Coordinator
662-915-1674 (office)


North Mississippi Medical Center’s Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NACCLS). The program was established and accredited in 1957 and has maintained continued accreditation since that date.

Accrediting is the process by which an agency or association grants public recognition to a school, institute, college, university or specialized program of study. Certain qualifications and educational standards determined through initial and periodic evaluations must be met and maintained.

5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone (773) 714-8880
Fax (773) 714-8886
Email: info@naacls.org


For more information about the Medical Laboratory Science Program at NMMC, contact:

Lee Montgomery, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)
NMMC Medical Laboratory Science Program
Program Director
830 South Gloster Street
Tupelo, MS 38801

Phone: (662) 377-3080